Scorching heat and Masala Chaach (buttermilk) taste different when you’re enjoying the Land of Kings, Rajasthan.
Wanderers who have spent years exploring the vast expanses of this ecstatic beauty will reveal so much about this land, holding spectacular surprises on every corner. So much so that once you explore and experience Rajasthan, it’s difficult to pack your bags.
The huge diversity both culturally and geographically sets Rajasthan as one of the most colorful states in India. Talking about the food, art, craft, forts, hills, rivers, desert, and wildlife (the list basically goes on) is never enough!
Sure, you must have visited Jaipur, Udaipur, or Jodhpur, but the beauty of some off-beat places in Rajasthan cannot be dismissed. Amid the popularity of such conventional destinations, there are several exotic, marvelous, and lesser-known places in Rajasthan.
Planning a trip to these places in 2024 can be the best getaway from the hustles and bustle of city life. So, we’ve made a list of six mind-blowing offbeat places in Rajasthan to explore this year.
6 Offbeat Places in Rajasthan
1. Serenity at Siliserh Lake
Truly off the radar, Siliserh Lake in Rajasthan is beauty in its purest form. The heavenly water body is located just 13 km from Alwar. It covers an area of 7 km. The King constructed this lake back in 1845 for supplying water to the residents in Alwar.
You can click some amazing sunset pictures while taking a six-seater motorboat ride for 30 minutes in the evening.
We can’t stress more, this place is an absolute beauty. One can witness migratory birds and more winged creatures. The windy and serene spot is pleasant for a picnic.
The best time to visit is between November to February.
Tourists from Delhi can reach Siliserh Lake easily within three to four hours.
2. Enjoy Sand Dunes & Stars in Khuri
Khuri is situated about 50 km southwest of Jaisalmer. Khuri makes for one of the exquisite offbeat places in Rajasthan. If you want some fun and thrill in life, this place is it!
Famous for its sand dunes, visit this quaint place to enjoy its incredible desert views, camping, and safari. The best time to visit would be somewhere around October to March because the temperature in summer could shoot up to 45°C.
Khuri boasts some beautiful homestays, but if you love stargazing, camping would be a great option for you.
Some special highlights of Khuri:
- Khuri Sand Dunes
- Horse Safari
- Sam Sand Dunes
- Camel Races
3. Manmade Lake in Rajsamand
Witness the second largest manmade lake, Rajsamand Lake in Rajsamand, another offbeat place in Rajasthan worth visiting! Well, it has become quite a famous wedding destination since the town is surrounded by nothing less than enchanting beauty.
Located almost 67 km north of Udaipur, the place also holds religious importance. Besides, Rajsamand is popular for marble craft, the single largest marble-producing unit in India.
The best time to visit is between October to March.
Some special highlights of Rajsamand:
- Haldi Ghati
- Rajsamand Lake
- Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
4. The Abandoned Village of Kuldhara
Do paranormal activities sends chills down your spine? If not, visit this thriving village of Kuldhara. What had happened in this village is still a mystery, but the lore says that villagers left it overnight and cursed misfortune on whoever tried to settle there.
However, who can stop the adventurous souls, eh? The village lies 17 km west of Jaisalmer.
There are several such villages in Rajasthan, but somehow Kuldhara and Bhangarh received much attention.
The best time to visit would be during the daytime when it still carries that haunting look.
5. Charming Bundi
If you are looking for intriguing places in Rajasthan, you should have Bundi on the list. It’s the perfect getaway from the monotony of city life. Bundi is all about forts and palaces. A magical destination that is cocooned by orchards of orange, guava, mangoes, and so much more.
The old city still carries the rustic medieval grandeur and charm, making it the best place for a great vacation. Keep your cameras ready, for the architecture is simply breathtaking.
Some special highlights of Bundi:
- Raniji ki Baori
- Kshar Bagh
- Sukh Mahal
- Jait Sagar Lake
- Dabhai Kund
- Taragarh Fort
- 84 Pillared Cenotaph
- Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary
- Nawal Sagar Lake
6. The Architectural Grandeur of Barmer
The last offbeat place in Rajasthan on our list is Barmer, a major part of the Thar Desert. Barmer is home to numerous historical attractions, being the perfect getaway from the stress of city life.
It is the center of handicrafts and folk architecture. The name Barmer become famous after the 18th century when it was frequently used by the Britishers. When visiting, don’t forget to see the wood carvings, block printing, and carpet making.
Make sure your camera is fully charged as Barmer is quite Instagram-worthy. Before planning up make sure your check the temperature because in summer, it can rise up to 50°C, and in winter fall to 0°C.
Some special highlights of Barmer:
- Barmer Fort
- Mahabar Sand Dunes
- Safed Akhara
Embrace the beauty and nature of Rajasthan and tell us if the ‘Land of Rajas’ surprised you too!